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Lake County AuthorFest 2018
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10 AM to 4 PM

Meet Local Authors
At the Third Annual Lake County AUTHORFEST

Two dozen local authors, a youth creative writing contest and workshop, will be featured at the third annual Lake County AuthorFest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Round Lake Beach Civic Center. (2007 Civic Center Way, behind Meijer)

The family-friendly event, sponsored by This Old Book in Grayslake, welcomes visitors to meet and buy signed books from more than 2 dozen local authors who write in various genres. Visitors can also participate in a community art project hosted by Grayslake Art Alliance. Live jazz music will be provided by The Gardiner Jazz Combo and Here For The Summer Collective.

Young writers, ages 4 to 18, are invited to enter their work in the AuthorFest’s Young Creative Writing Contest. Pieces are limited to 2000 words. Three finalists will be chosen from each age category and will be featured at the fest. The first place winner in each category will receive a $50 gift certificate to This Old Book and a gift basket. Their work and the work of runners up will be showcased at the Round Lake Beach Library. Deadline: July 14th.

The Round Lake Area Library will be hosting an Author Improv ahead of the festival itself at 7 p.m., Aug. 2. Writers will show how ideas become stories by taking participants ideas and demonstrating their craft by creating a series of imaginative games.

Profits from the event will go to support the proposed Ray Bradbury Museum in Waukegan, Illinois. Visit the group’s webpage page for informationt: Here

Find out more about AuthorFest’s Young Creative Writing Contest: HERE

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